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Several thousand Union Soldiers lined both sides of this road while the Confederate Soldiers had to stack their weapons and unit flags as part of the surrender process.
This is the McLean house in the village of Appomattox Courthouse, where General Lee surrendered the Army of Northern VA to Grant. The house fell down early in the 1900's, but has been carefully rebuilt by the Nat'l Park Service.
This is a diagram showing the battle layout. The Confederates were dug in (a bit) on the left. The Union was attacking from the top right.
After seeing the damage done to this massive fort by new rifled cannon, Gen. Hunter made this profitic statement.
There are two draw bridges that must be crossed to get to the fort, this one to cross to the Demilune, and another to cross from the Demilune to the main gate.
Fort Sumpter was originally three stories, 50' above the water. It was reduced to one story after being shelled during the civil war.
The map shows Fort Sumpter, located towards the left in the center, and other forts and defensive positions around Charleston Harbor during the Civil War.
Many of the casemates and cannon in Fort Sumpter were badly damaged during the Union seige later in the Civil War to retake the fort, ultimately successful.
This is a view as the ferry approached the fort. The black, concrete bunker in the center was added later. Exterior walls were originally three stories high.
This is the ramp from the Ferry dock to Fort Sumpter's entrance. Keep in mind it was three stories tall before the Civil War.
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